August 5, 2010 in Feedback
I had been using a script to detect mobile devices and serve them the lighter version of the content for my board.
The script is from
Since upgrading to 3.1, I have not yet done the required modifications since I am yet to understand how you detect mobile devices in 3.1
There is an interesting thing I noticed. My mobile traffic has decreased by 66% according to Google Analytics. The actual traffic came out to be same when I plugged the google analytic code to the website after detecting with the above-mentioned script if the user is using a mobile device.
However, if I plainly insert the analytics code to my mobile skin, the traffic seems to drop.
So is there a possibility that you you are classifying much lesser number of devices as mobile devices and serving FULL version of content even to some mobile devices?
Edit: Reply removed
Sorry but you will need to post in the support forums or raise a ticket.
This is NOT a support request. This is how IPB behaves, intentionally.
I just wanted to ask if this indeed is the way they want it to function. I am not asking for any help here :)
The script is not very big, someone from IPS could take a look and just tell me if they intend to include all those devices in their future releases, or may be the script itself is wrong in some way!
I wonder why this is a support request!
To me it is a support issue but I will leave that for IPS to decide.
You can already configure the user agents that IPB will detect as mobile devices in the ACP. If the defaults are not sufficient, login to the ACP and add/modify to your liking.
I honestly thought giving such information would be classed as support by telling the OP that he does not need to use a third party script but to to use the ACP to setup the required useragent to skin mappings. I was obviously mistaken, so sorry.
Anyway, you can find a list of mobile useragents at http://wapedia.mobi/en/List_of_user_agents_for_mobile_phones
Thanks a lot bfarber and RobertMidd! :)
I had just upgraded and had not looked at the entire 3.1 admin cp yet... This is SO COOL!
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